Supplemental Instruction (SI)

WSU Vancouver offers academic support and assistance for a number of classes through the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program.

Supplemental Instruction is a free academic support program available on campus whose purpose is to help you better understand concepts or applications of course content while improving your grades.

Weekly group study sessions are led by SI Leaders who facilitate weekly review sessions and offer assistance with course-specific subject matter.

All students enrolled in SI-supported courses are welcome to join the group study sessions throughout the semester.

Group study session schedule

SI Leaders

Most SI Leaders are junior and senior students who have content-competency and have successfully completed the courses they support. They possess and demonstrate effective study skills and help students maximize their potential for academic success.

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Group study session benefits:

  • earn a better grade
  • better understand course material
  • teach and learn from your classmates
  • develop effective study skills that can be applied to other classes

“Great job, thoroughly explaining topics! I felt like I completely understood energy conservation and how to find the center of mass after the SI session. They are awesome for explaining some of the most critical points in more layman's terms.”

—Supplemental Instruction participant


Group study session schedule*

CHEM 105: Principles of Chemistry I

SI Leader: Cassandra

CHEM 105 group study session schedule
Day Time Location
Monday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 217
Wednesday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 217
Thursday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Undergraduate Building, Room 121

CHEM 106: Principles of Chemistry II

SI Leader: Cassandra

CHEM 106 group study session schedule
Day Time Location
Monday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16
Wednesday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16
Friday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16

PHYS 101: General Physics

SI Leader: Christine

PHYS 101 group study session schedule
Day Time Location
Monday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 214
Wednesday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 214
Friday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 214

PHYS 102: General Physics

SI Leader: Christine

PHYS 102 group study session schedule
Day Time Location
Tuesday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129
Wednesday 9:10 – 10 a.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16
Friday 10:10 – 11 a.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16

History 105 and 305: The Roots of Contemporary Issues

SI Leader: Joel

History 105 and 305 group study session schedule
Day Time Location
Monday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Science and Engineering Building, Room 12
Wednesday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Science and Engineering Building, Room 12
Thursday 3:10 – 4 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16

*Schedules are subject to change.

  • Additional test/quiz prep sessions will be scheduled and announced in class.
  • For most up-to-date information, speak with the SI Leader in your class.